Sports and a special guest
IN our weekly Nostalgia feature we publish a set of photographs shared by our regular nostalgia contributor, Peter Fisher.
This week we take a look back at some of the sporting events held across Rossendale in years gone by.
Our first picture of the week (top) is a snapshot of young children enjoying the sack race during a sports day held by Haslingden Methodists.
In our next picture (right), celebrity guest Pat Phoenix, who played Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street, made a special appearance in Rossendale to kick-off at a charity football match at Dark Lane, Newchurch, in the sixties. The event was well attended and raised £1,000 for the blind.
Next (bottom right), we have a photograph of friends Susan Hayhurst and Sheila Riley playing tennis at Whitaker Park during the holidays.
Finally, our bottom left picture is a group shot of the talented Bacup Amateur Swimming Club ready to take part in a sponsored swim event in the sixties.
Unfortunately, it is not known exactly when each picture was taken.
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